With a 16-1overall record last season, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team recorded its first winning season in three years. This season, the team has set its sights on cracking the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics top 25. 5 DWU women's basketball head coach Jason Christensen said consistency will be important if the Tigers want to make an appearance atop the polls.
HOWARD -- Formations like the spread, the one back and the pro set are seen each and every Saturday and Sunday, but in Howard, there is only one that is a necessity -- the Wing-T. "We have been running Wing-T in Howard for close to 20 years," said Howard head football coach Pat Ruml, who has used the offense ever since taking the helm four years ago. "We teach it to our third, fourth and fifth-graders, and by the time they get to high school, they already know it." The offense itself is designed to use misdirection and deception in order to catch opposing defenses off balance.
KIMBALL -- Howard punched its ticket to the next round of the 9AA state playoffs Monday night with a 38-34 upset over previously unbeaten Kimball/White Lake. "It's a huge win and Kimball White Lake is an unbelievable team," said Howard head coach Pat Ruml, whose team advances to play Clark/Willow Lake in the semifinals Saturday on the road. Howard, the class's eighth seed in the 9AA playoffs, got the victory over top-seeded Kimball/White Lake behind a sophomore's enormous rushing attack.